Current Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to make a difference in the community? Are you looking for a volunteer position?
 
The achievements of Hospice Kingston are made possible by the volunteers who share their time and talents with the organization. Volunteers make a difference every day to the community we serve and the future we are building together, and many volunteers report that their volunteer role is a meaningful part of their own lives.
 
In-home Hospice Care: volunteers provide compassionate care and support to clients, and provide respite support for their caregivers and families. Volunteers spend a few hours a week with a client, providing companionship and comfort.
 
Grief and Bereavement Support: volunteers comfort and support family, caregivers and friends through the challenge and stress of anticipating or experiencing the death of someone close to them. Grief and Bereavement Support volunteers offer one-on-one support to clients and families in a caring, compassionate and confidential environment. They also facilitate a 7-week bereavement support group program twice a year.
 
Day Wellness Support: volunteers support clients on Wednesdays (morning or afternoon) as they participate in a facilitated support group segment, followed by an informative guest speaker, activity, music, seated yoga or social time. Volunteers assist set-up, refreshments and take-down.
 
Special Events: volunteers assist with the planning, coordination and day-of activities of annual events. Volunteers are can be part of the following events:

Handbags for Hospice: March 21, 2018.
What do you get when you put together locally donated gorgeous and unique handbags, purses, clutches at all price points, with delicious hors d’oeuvres and a fabulous auctionista? Handbags for Hospice! Join us for this first annual event in support of Hospice Kingston’s services. Volunteers sit on the Handbags for Hospice committee to plan and coordinate event logistics, identify and secure sponsorships and handbag donations, assist with event promotion and communications. Commitment and time varies based on committee role.
 
Hike for Hospice: May 2018
Hike for Hospice is a unique national fundraising event held across Canada that brings together organizations working collectively in hospice palliative care to raise funds and awareness in their community. Help us plan the 2018 hike by joining the Hike for Hospice committee! Volunteers plan and coordinate event logistics and promotions. Commitment and time varies based on committee role.
 
Please click here for the volunteer application form.
 
For more information, please contact Joanna Michalski, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, by email or phone: 613-542-5013 ext. 3.